Roselea Park is getting a new playground

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This is the sign for Roselea Park, located at 99 Rose Lea Crescent, Waterloo

The City of Waterloo and neighbourhood partners are working together to develop a new playground at Roselea Park. The city is designing and managing the installation of a new playground for the neighbourhood. Community representatives are fundraising to optimize the value of play equipment that will be installed in the playground.

The new playground is anticipated to be completed in fall of 2020, and will be located adjacent the skating rink location. It will not impact the function of the skating rink. The new playground will provide play opportunities for children ages 18 months to 12 years. The playground may include a variety of climbing elements, slides, and independent spring/spin toys.

Thank you for sharing your feedback

Earlier this month we encouraged the community to share their thoughts on the new playground. Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. Your feedback helped determined the preferred playground style and colour, as well as the preferred additional features. Based on the survey responses:

  • Playground Option 1 is preferred
  • The preferred playground colour is Peacock
  • The Lunar Scooter is the preferred spinning toy
  • The Spring Toy is preferred over the Belt Swing

There were lots of things people liked about both playground options, so we have modified the playground somewhat to incorporate the items people liked about playground Option 2. We will share final design renderings once they are available.

Fundraising update:

The Lincoln Heights neighbourhood group recently applied for a City of Waterloo neighbourhood matching fund and their application was approved! The grant and additional funds raised will help to drive the inclusion of a few more play elements in the playground as well as some additional site features including a community board.

Next steps:

Moving forward with our project timeline, expect the following things to occur:

  1. Playground designer to revise the playground design based on feedback and additional funds gathered by the community.
  2. Site design to be ameliorated based on additional funds gathered by the community.
  3. Site works for park to begin late August to allow time for sod restoration in rink area.
  4. Playground equipment to be installed in late October once playground equipment is manufactured.


The City of Waterloo and neighbourhood partners are working together to develop a new playground at Roselea Park. The city is designing and managing the installation of a new playground for the neighbourhood. Community representatives are fundraising to optimize the value of play equipment that will be installed in the playground.

The new playground is anticipated to be completed in fall of 2020, and will be located adjacent the skating rink location. It will not impact the function of the skating rink. The new playground will provide play opportunities for children ages 18 months to 12 years. The playground may include a variety of climbing elements, slides, and independent spring/spin toys.

Thank you for sharing your feedback

Earlier this month we encouraged the community to share their thoughts on the new playground. Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. Your feedback helped determined the preferred playground style and colour, as well as the preferred additional features. Based on the survey responses:

  • Playground Option 1 is preferred
  • The preferred playground colour is Peacock
  • The Lunar Scooter is the preferred spinning toy
  • The Spring Toy is preferred over the Belt Swing

There were lots of things people liked about both playground options, so we have modified the playground somewhat to incorporate the items people liked about playground Option 2. We will share final design renderings once they are available.

Fundraising update:

The Lincoln Heights neighbourhood group recently applied for a City of Waterloo neighbourhood matching fund and their application was approved! The grant and additional funds raised will help to drive the inclusion of a few more play elements in the playground as well as some additional site features including a community board.

Next steps:

Moving forward with our project timeline, expect the following things to occur:

  1. Playground designer to revise the playground design based on feedback and additional funds gathered by the community.
  2. Site design to be ameliorated based on additional funds gathered by the community.
  3. Site works for park to begin late August to allow time for sod restoration in rink area.
  4. Playground equipment to be installed in late October once playground equipment is manufactured.


If you have questions about the playground, or this project in general, please post them here and we'll answer them right away.

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